Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin performs onstage during the "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives" Premiere Concert during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival at Radio City Music Hall on April 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)

Rest in peace to Ms. Aretha Franklin! What a life and well-deserved accolades she has earned such as the title of the “Queen of Soul.” She looked so beautiful on the cover of The Washington Informer and I knew your paper would honor her beautifully. Even though I grew up with Aretha, I didn’t realize how many songs and hits she’s had throughout her career. Whenever I want to boost my mood, I listen to “Natural Woman,” my favorite Aretha song. Sleep peacefully, Queen.

Deborah James
Washington, D.C.

New School Year Right on Time

Well, the kids are officially back in school in the District and I am happy to hear that, without a doubt. I get a bit of anxiety knowing that kids are out running around the city during the summer — it’s just so much they can get into. Now that school is in, I breathe a little easier, because I know structure for most of the day will be put into place. I’m praying for a safe prosperous school year for all children.

Damon Moore
Washington, D.C.

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